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Washington Redskins 2016 Draft Profiles: Bryce Williams, TE

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Hogs Haven takes a look at 2016 NFL Draft prospects that could contribute to the Redskins.

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Bryce Williams, TE
School: East Carolina | Conference: American Athletic Conference
College Experience: Senior | Age: 22
Height / Weight: 6-6 / 260 lbs
Projected Draft Status: 6th Round
NFL Comparison: Scott Chandler

College Statistics

Player Overview

Bryce Williams originally walked onto Marshall's football program where he was redshirted in 2011. The next year he transferred to East Carolina. Williams has had a pretty efficient career for the Pirates. He isn't the type of TE that's going to stretch the field or make any overly athletic catches. Even though he has great size he isn't very fast and is kind of a bumbler in his running style. Where Williams shines is being a reliable target on short cross or hitch routes. He uses his size and reliable hands to pluck the ball out of the air. He's an ok blocker his large frame makes enough space for quick running backs but ironically he doesn't have the strength to sustain blocks. Williams looks good but ultimately his play is inconsistent.

Strengths

  • Great size, able to use his size to box out or go up and snag the ball.
  • Reliable target in the short/intermediate passing game.
  • Can line up in the slot or inline
  • Decent athleticism gets out of his stance quick.

Weaknesses

  • Despite his size his athleticism is not in the same league and the new mold for NFL TEs. He will probably run in the 4.7 range.
  • Not the type of TE that can stretch the field. Relating back to his speed safties and corners will blanket him if he tries to go deep. He has trouble generating separation.
  • He really didn't help himself at the Senior Bowl, the tape matter but he had a chance to solidify himself as a good well-rounded TE prospect and he didn't do it.
  • Must get better at blocking, in college he's relying on people to go around him instead of being forceful and moving them around.


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How He Would Fit on the Redskins

I don't think Williams has a place on the Redskins. Even if TE was a need for the team his positives end for this team at his size. In my view, he simply doesn't have any wowing qualities. He leaves much to be desired as a run blocker despite his frame. His inconsistent play speed is really not conducive to our west coast timing based offense. He also showed inconsistent hands during his career at ECU. If Williams were to be drafted by the Redskins I have a very difficult time seeing him beat out Derek Carrier or Niles Paul for a roster spot much less playing time. One thing that Williams lacks that we are really trying to build here is the obvious passion and toughness we need out of our draft picks.